Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jun 26, 2015
Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

Surveys

March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.

Booklets

"Extending the Credential" is a print-on-demand compilation of articles that explores such topics as competency-based education, internships, the role of co-curricular activities, and the evolving role of the transcript and of the degree.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On May 20, Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman presented a webinar about the themes of the booklet. Click here to view the webinar.

This booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Parchment.

Archive

July 11, 2012

Report concludes that deep, integrated learning, which starts in K-12 and continues through higher education, requires more attention from policy makers and institutions.

July 11, 2012

Colleges fail to track adult student retention and graduation rates, survey finds. But one accreditor will now require those data. Will others follow suit?

July 10, 2012

WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

July 9, 2012

Wisconsin is developing degree programs based on skills demonstrated, not courses completed. And it's doing so on its own instead of partnering with Western Governors University.

June 27, 2012

At celebration of land-grant universities, Bill Gates and others tell campus leaders they must use financial aid and new technology to maintain the Morrill Act's emphasis on student access and agricultural education.

June 8, 2012

Competency-based education is all the rage, except that no college has yet to go all-in. Panel discusses why, with Education Department official promising that feds won't stand in the way.

June 8, 2012

Newton's First Law of Motion – that momentum matters -- has lessons for those who seek to improve student college completion, writes Vincent Tinto.

June 7, 2012

Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.

June 6, 2012

Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

June 1, 2012

Leading banks and finance companies are screening candidates with a standardized test, which supporters say allows for a deeper hiring pool and the evaluation of practical skills.

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